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Merbien Farmhouse

Watergate Bay - North Coast

Beautiful, extensive farmhouse within a 10 minute walk from the famous Watergate Bay.
  • Friday Changeover day
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • WiFi Available
£894 - £2151 per week *


This rambling yet cosy traditional detached farmhouse nestles in the centre of a small hamlet. The house retains many original features including beams and inglenook fireplaces although, of course, providing modern bathroom and kitchen facilities. Watergate Bay, well known for the Extreme Academy and Jamie Oliver's Fifteen restaurant is just over half a mile away, so within easy walking distance. The coastal path laces the cliff tops down towards the holiday resort of Newquay only 5 miles away and 7 miles to the north lies the busy little fishing town of Padstow.  No matter what your preference, there is such a variety of things to do and places to go whether you be interested in sport, architecture, fishing, bird and wildlife, gardens and historic buildings - not to mention fine dining and drinking. Be sure to sample this lovely house and make it a base for your next Cornwall experience.

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Kitchen: Built-in electric oven, electric hob, refrigerator.
Utility Room: Microwave, extra refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer.
Dining Room: Sound system, sideboard.
Lounge: TV/DVD combi, woodburner.
Games area: Table football.
Wet Room: Thermostatic shower, basin, w.c.

Bedroom 3: Twin beds (3'), chest of drawers, wardrobe.
Bedroom 2: Double bed (4'6"), chest of drawers
Bathroom: Free standing roll top bath, separate thermostatic shower, basin, w.c.
Bedroom 5: Twin beds (3'), built in wardrobe
Bedroom 1: Kingsize bed (5'), chest of drawers, chair, built in wardrobe.
Bedroom 4: Twin beds (3'), chest of drawers.

GARDEN & PARKING: Parking for 3-4 cars, small lawned area to the front. Patio and raised terrace to the rear, garden furniture, built in barbecue area, remaining enclosed garden laid to lawn surrounded by mature shrubs.

Changeover Day: Friday - arrival 3:00pm - departure 10:00am.
Security Deposit: £150.
Pet Welcome: Maximum 1; £25 per week Information about bringing your pet.
Power and Heat: Oil and electricity included in rent; oil c.h./hot water, woodburning stove in lounge, logs provided in the winter months.
Bedding and Linen: Bed linen provided; towels may be hired from the housekeeper at £3.50 per person per week.
Baby Equipment: This is a "Baby Friendly" property. Please order baby equipment in advance.
Shop: Seasonal shop on campsite 5 min walk, otherwise 2 mls  Pub: 0.5 ml

NOTES: No smoking. WiFi provided. Call box 1050 yds. Mobile reception varies. Information about mobile phone coverage.


  • Friday Changeover day
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • WiFi Available
  • Bed Linen Included
  • 0.9 mile to a pub
  • Towels Not Included
  • 3.5 Stars
  • High chair
  • Travel cot
  • 0.5 mile to a restaurant
  • 0.6 mile to a beach
  • Fire or Stove
  • Garden/Courtyard
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher


Local Area

Watergate Bay, with its wide expanse of golden sand, is a paradise for water sports enthusiasts thanks to the popularity of the Extreme Academy, which offers many diverse activities such as surfing, hand-planing, wave-skiing, stand-up paddle-surfing and many others.  The academy caters for all levels, from the complete beginner to the most dedicated wave-rider.The Bay is also becoming known for another kind of action-packed thrill ride, namely the annual Polo On The Beach tournament, which now stretches over several days, and not only allows you to watch some of the best polo players in the South West (and arguably, the country) but also showcases other equestrian entertainment, including displays by talented teams of stunt riders- unmissable! With around two miles of sand exposed at low tide, this is a great place to bring another kind of four-legged friend; dogs are welcomed all year round on this beach, and can run to their hearts' content, chase a ball or swim in the sea. When you've exhausted yourself with all these possibilities, there's always the option of relaxing in The Beach Hut cafe with a coffee or a meal, while looking out over the waves. And of course, there is also Jamie Oliver's renowned Fifteen restaurant, offering delicious food and outstanding views.


Lovely cottage, perfect for our family party, only downside was lack of footpath to beach, but we were aware we were not on beachfront. Thank you Mrs Kerry Teagle - 2nd September 2018
Enjoyed a fabulous family Christmas here. Thank you - very comfortable!Sparling family - 29th December 2016
Great place to get together as a family. BBQ area & table etc used frequently. Very comfortable beds! Memorable stay.The Tyrrells - 26th August 2016
A great house for a family reunion. We loved the surf and cliff top walks - good weather helps!Mrs A Wood - 19th August 2016
House is in a fab location and really well equipped to meet all of our family needs.Tyler family - 5th August 2016
Lovely house in a perfect position. We had four sunny days out of seven so consider ourselves lucky! The dog loved being with us too so all round a great holidaySeller/Ellis families - 21st August 2015
A superb holiday! An awesome house - rambling, comfortable, user friendly and very well stocked. Thank youParker family - 10th April 2015
Some new special memories have been made here! Great times with great friends & family, thank you for letting us stay in this beautiful house.Lauren, Ted, Jemma and Caroline - 12th December 2014


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